25 posts • joined Friday 7th August 2009 12:39 GMT
Re: the digital era
WHSmith did this for many years in the late 80s early 90s - the system was called EDOS and you chose from a (regularly published in-store) catalogue the game you wanted, on Amiga, Atari, C64 Spectrum, disks or tapes it didn't matter. There was a big duplicator machine in the back that would have all of these games on a CD it used to burn from. Obviously it never took off and the material looks a lot like pirate blanks (albeit with an official box). Obviously there would be even less differentiation these days!
Here's the best article I could find on EDOS, sadly there isn't too much info on the (once reasonably popular) system.
Long term potential for serious issues?
Uelogy is worried about the long term potential for serious issues - that's hilarious - we know it'll only be a year before this device is binned and he/she buys the new iPhone 6!
We're used to it
The other great British institution the Beeb also messed up their apps a number of times, and continue to do so on Android, so we can give you, with lesser funds, a bit of leeway.
Your argument's flaw
"but because of a decade's worth of people who still haven't figured out how to use it as designed"
Perhaps if they'd stayed on at university to actually complete the course "to figure it out" they'd use it as designed? Now I've got to put up with "have a go coders" thinking they know Java and botching the job because they couldn't be bothered to learn enough.
Top loading's nick name
Top loading mechanisms on consoles used to be referred to as toilet seats by owners of newer fangled tray/front loading mechanisms. Does this mean PS2 owners can now laugh and point fingers at PS3 owners?
Top loading's nick name
Top loadering mechanisms on consoles used to be referred to as toilet seats by owners of newer fangled tray/front loading mechanisms. Does this mean PS2 owners can now laugh and point fingers at PS3 owners?
3D File Format Support
Does LG support the .mpo file format yet (i.e. that took by Fujifilm, Nintendo 3DS etc cameras)? Earlier 3D TVs have not (although they support 3D avi films) and this seems to be a glaring omission.
ALL IT TAKES...
Is one virus on any of the machines reading that email and instantly all of those addresses will be spammed and harvested.
I speak from experience of course when I was wished happy Christmas by some muppet I barely knew one year who addressed a seasons greetings email to some 100+ people on his address book years ago.
SITE UPDATED - 100K REACHED!
Here's what the now offline site says:
Sorry, e-petitions is temporarily unavailable.
The e-petitions site is having problems at the moment. We need to temporarily suspend the creation and signing of e-petitions to allow us to make sure everything is working properly for you.
We aim to re-open the e-petitions site by Friday morning (12th August).
We're very sorry for the inconvenience this causes you.
The e-petition entitled “Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits” has now passed the threshold of 100,000 signatures and has been passed to the Backbench Business Committee to consider for debate. It will continue to be available for signature once the site is re-opened.
Netbeans.org is also down
Conspiracy theories can stop now, seems like Netbeans is down too, unless the conspriracy is regarding all Oracle FOSS....
uninstall Microsoft .Net - just like Java, except its updates are forced with Windows updates so you don't see them, didn't you know that? Perhaps you should also suggest Adobe products or even Windows itself
Stop scare mongering. Chances are if people have it installed already it's because an app on their system needs it.
Why 3DTV isn't popular
1) Stupid glasses. People don't want to wear them or have the expense of buying new ones, or not having enough pairs.
2) Very little 3D content.
3) 3D without glasses (2nd gen) is just around the corner (e.g. 3DS) - why waste money being an early adopter on 1st gen kit?
Now we know why Orackle bought Sun
Buy company, get rid of highly skilled staff by annoying them (cheaper than redundancy payments), set attack lawyers on those companies allegedly infinging the newly purchased IP. This will help claw back costs of buying said company whilst putting competitors at a disadvantage even if that is just FUD over the IP.
Fact of the matter is that whilst Android is fragmented due to platform, Sun did that by design with Personal Java, sorry J2ME, no wait.. sorry JavaME (or should I refer to it by technical standards CDC, CLDC, personal profile...), and Android at least for me appears to be the better and open of the two "standards" if you can call it that. No wonder Oracle wants to squash Google's platform. I still hate JavaME's signing certificate malarky preventing hobby developers getting their stuff out there.
Narrow minded view.
But the following 6 months will mean that you now have a new alternative OS to play with without spam/advertisements with new bug/security fixes, likely more corporate unfriendly (filesharing/VOIP etc etc) features, removal of OS restrictions, and lack of branding. Finally when Dell decide to no longer support the device the community will still be there to do it.
Dell should have factored the GPL source release timetable in advance, or even better released it while they worked on it, so it's not the open source "nutters" fault if Dell cut corners (hypothetically - they probably can just release it).
Average Joe (c/o Anon Coward) needs to see the bigger picture of open source instead of narrow mindedness that only a few "nutters" need it - it'll benefit everyone and competition is always good. Where would we be today if Netscape Navigator wasn't open sourced (Firefox)? or Sun's Star Office (Open Office), Minix (Linux/Unix/Ubuntu etc), Berkeley sockets (networking layer in Windows) etc etc.
Rant over :)
Probably already done and you can guess the result
Training exercises have certainly already been done by the US to plan against the UK's, Europe's and Saudi Arabia's Eurofighter contingencies and any future tranches (i.e. the kind that might be deployed if war with the US were to come about and an advantage was needed to counter the F35). The reason I think we don't know the (likely confidential) results is probably down to the fact that it's too close to call or embarrassing (i.e. you don't want other countries to know that their jets can best your latest and greatest), otherwise we'd have "league" tables showing kill ratios like they do for (e.g.) US vs Russian vs old jets.
So the few spoil it for the many...
So what happens to all of those good suggestions that were made? I added one to stop employing lollipop people who stand at pedestrian lights and instead bring back the green cross code and educate kids on road safety...
He's clearly not that bright
and doesn't learn from mistakes - in a month or so he'll rescind this blog comment about not writing software for a rival.
Pascal? Pah Cobol
Dumbing down of education again, all because the teacher doesn't want to learn harder languages the kids have to suffer with less options. You might as well be teaching Cobol for the use that will be in the real world.
...always reactive instead of proactive
"and an audit trail will be maintained to ensure that incidents can be investigated."
Here's me thinking audit trails on all government confidential databases were a norm.